KOTA BARU (Bernama): All schools and educational institutions under the Education Ministry in Kelantan will remain closed until the Hari Raya holidays.
The schools in the state were initially to remain closed until May 1.
Kelantan Education Department director Zulkernai Fauzi said as announced by the ministry, school sessions would be held online through the home-based teaching and learning method (PdPR), after the Hari Raya holidays from May 16 to 27.
“The mid-term break will start on May 28 until June 12 and schools will reopen on June 13, ” he said on Friday (April 30).
On Tuesday (April 27), Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the enforcement of the movement control order in Kelantan would be extended until May 17 following the increase in Covid-19 cases there.
On Thursday (April 29), Kelantan recorded 401 new Covid-19 cases with 32 active clusters.
Meanwhile, SM Imtiaz Yayasan Terengganu in Setiu, Terengganu has been ordered to close for 14 days starting Wednesday (April 28) until May 11 after 11 students and a teacher tested positive for Covid-19.
State Health director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said all students, teachers and school staff had been ordered to undergo screening test and quarantine process.
“The school closure is to enable disinfection process and health screening to be carried out, ” she said on Friday.
In the meantime, Dr Nor Azimi reminded all teachers to always comply with the standard operating procedures to prevent further infections in schools.
“Teachers must always keep their distance with students including during tasmik (checking of Quran recitation) session because there has been infection during this session involving more than one person, ” she said. —Bernama